ABC News reports:
The driver of a rented box truck that collided with a security barrier near the White House on Monday who told law enforcement that he wanted to seize power of the government and kill the president was arrested and charged, officials said.
The FBI interviewed suspect Sai Varshith Kandula, 19, of Chesterfield, Missouri, and told law enforcement that he wanted to seize power, take over the government and kill the president, according to three law enforcement sources. Sources tell ABC News that authorities are looking at a mental health component to the investigation.
Kandula allegedly traveled from St. Louis to Dulles International Airport where he rented a U-Haul truck and drove to the White House, law enforcement sources told ABC News. After ramming the bollard, Kandula exited the vehicle and began waving a flag with a swastika on it.
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19-year-old Sai Varshith Kandula of Missouri, who allegedly crashed into a security barrier near the White House on Monday night, reportedly told cops he was trying to kill President Joe Biden and seize power of the government.https://t.co/LBMRFZbvpy
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